UPM.COM

In dialogue with the community

 

UPM is a global company with local impacts. We believe in engaging in an open dialogue with all our stakeholders, from customers to authorities – not forgetting our own people. Responsibility is embedded in our strategy and we aim to ensure that our partners, suppliers and the communities around us benefit from our actions and presence. Our Code of Conduct establishes the principles of responsible behaviour towards all our stakeholders.

 
 

Our global presence and growth in new business areas create many opportunities but also challenges for us. Focus on people is an integral part of everything we do as well as our contribution to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

We have set clear focus areas and targets for our work in social responsibility. They cover our respect to human rights across our businesses and value chain and provide a safe and rewarding working environment for our employees while contributing to the vitality of the communities around us.

 

Our 2030 targets in social responsibility

 

<1

lost-time accident frequency

<2%

absenteeism rate

95%

favourable in Diversity an Inclusion Index

100%

employees with goal setting discussions and development plans
 
 

Our people

The capabilities, integrity and drive of our people make us unique. We take responsibility for ensuring every UPMer has a safe and inclusive working environment, opportunities to grow, and inspiring and responsible leadership.

Human rights

Respecting human rights across our businesses and value chain is an integral part of our Code of Conduct and respect to people on everything we do. We are committed to respecting and protecting human rights as defined in the United Nations’ Universal Declaration for Human Rights. 

Stakeholder dialogue

We impact local communities and societies in many ways. We are committed to developing the vitality of the communities close to our operations through active co-operation and open dialogue. Well-functioning stakeholder dialogue is a key component for our success.

 

Our social agenda

Safety is our top priority. For us safety means implementing a preventive safety culture and ensuring a heathy working environment for our employees, contractors, partners, and suppliers. But it also means encouraging a healthy lifestyle and promoting a good work-life balance.

With integrity and inspiring, responsible leadership, we aim to motivate and support our people in their work. Promoting diversity and inclusiveness is also one of our focus areas. We believe it is important to pool the talent of people of various competences, backgrounds, genders, ages and nationalities.

Today’s stakeholders have high expectations. Being a global company with a significant local presence, we have financial and social impact on many communities.  We are committed to developing their vitality by inviting a free flow of dialogue, anticipating and managing the impacts of our operations, and contributing to the sustainable development of the communities around us.

 

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